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PHENOMENA

 

2015 COLLECTIVE THEME FOR:

CHIPPENDALE NEW WORLD ART PRIZE   |   BEAMS ARTS FESTIVAL

 

We would like to officially announce 2015’s collective theme for the Chippendale New World Art Prize and BEAMS Arts Festival. Phenomena, a word with significant origins in Greek language and literature, has risen as the theme for 2015.

The time is now for artists to begin crafting inventive new work for the CNWAP and the BEAMS Art’s Festival. For those who make up the diverse collective of creative visionaries interested in being part of these two most exciting events on the Sydney cultural calendar, now is as good a time as any to give life to your ideas.

Next year’s creative brief calls for creative practitioners to investigate and pursue their interpretation or realisation of a phenomena encompasses.

“We live in the intricate tapestry which was nurtured in the first sparks of the Big Bang.” The word Phenonema, much like the vastly intricate communities we live in, is an exceptionally multifaceted idea. It is not tethered any singular idiom. In circumnavigating monochromatic classification we encourage artists and thinkers to expressively investigate and build works which illuminate the multiverse that is Phenomena. To traverse the magnificent creative maelstrom of opportunity inherent in the concept and produce works which push the breadth of the physical, metaphoric and phenomenological definitions of what it means to exist and create. The Chippendale New World Art Prize and BEAMS Arts Festival are events which highlight the scope of phenomenal innovation – where mediums, ideas and artistic practice broaden to new forms and places, beyond previous conception.

Read the Phenomena creative brief - click here

 

SUBMISSIONS

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES

 

Submissions for the Chippendale New World Art Prize open on 2 March and close on the 16 March.

Submissions for BEAMS Arts Festival are open from 2 March and close on the 30 June.

The Submissions Criteria document for both events will be released after the New Year. Stay tuned for its arrival.

 

THE BIG BANG

THE BEGINNING OF THE CHIPPENDALE NEW WORLD ART PRIZE

 

2013 marked the inaugural inception of the CNWAP - $100,000 bequest, to be delivered over 10 years – an art prize founded for the purpose of fostering excellence for all creative individuals and agencies, working in formal or informal fields of artistic practice.

The prize, which annually awards its winner with a $10,000 residency grant, was generously donated by the philanthropist and Chairman of Fraser’s Property Australia, Dr. Stanley Quek.

Every great event starts with a single spark – and where exceptional foresight and generosity collide, innovation and vibrant new worlds of possibility are born.

 

PHENOMENAL CHOICES

MEET THE JUDGES FOR 2015

 

We can finally announce the 2015 CNWAP will be judged by legendary Director of the MCA, Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE, renowned art critic, lecturer and broadcaster Andrew Frost (read more here - http://www.theguardian.com/profile/andrew-frost), and chairman of Frasers Property Australia, Dr. Stanley Quek, whose own philanthropic gesture has made the prize possible

As entries grow with every year of the prize, so too does the difficulty in judging the prize increase. The calibre of artistic talent which the CNWAP draws has been exceptional and so too are our Judges. We are exceptionally gratified to have the opportunity work alongside these incredible individuals, who will contribute their time and expertise to the selection of the Chippendale New World Art Prize winner for 2015.

For our next CCP newsletter in the New Year, we will take the time to introduce you to our judges and explore more of the exceptional events they will be involved in with the Chippendale Creative Precinct.

 

IONION CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURE

INCREDIBLE CONNECTIONS

 

At the annual awarding of the CNWAP, one talented individual is given the opportunity to undertake a residency at a new, exciting international location. Not only is this an exceptional opportunity for our prize winners, it also marks the foundation of fresh international connections - building strong links between the CCP and partnering international arts establishments.

Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, is an exceptional institution, founded for the development of research and education within the Arts and Science. For 2015, the winner of the CNWAP will undertake their prize residency at the Ionion Center. The opportunity to collaborate and create in this inspiring location is one we are exceptionally honoured to provide.

Read more about the Ionion Center - Click here

Over the three years of the CNWAP so far, we have constructed bridges which stretch to China, through the Red Gate Residency in Beijing, and Joya: arte+ ecologia in the Andalusian mountains of Spain. Now the CCP has a link to Greece. These ventures lay the foundations for the growth of emerging artistic practice and broaden the CCP’s prospects for international partnerships.

 

CELEBRATING OUR PREVIOUS WINNERS

BRIGHT SPARKS ON THE HORIZON

 

BRYDEN WILLIAMS

Bryden Williams, the first winner of the CNWAP, travelled to China for a 3 month residency at Red Gate Residency in Beijing . Techno Fire (2013), Williams' winning work, perfectly encapsulated the prize's 2013 theme of 'Revitalisation' and 'Creating a New World' through the investigation of primal infatuations and our dependence on fire and means of progress.

To read more - click here



Bryden Williams – Techno Fire 2013 | Mixed Media

IAN ANDREWS

This year, Ian Andrews became the second artist to be awarded the inaugural prize. His winning video piece, City of Light is a reconstruction of archival images combined to create fictional grand vistas that play with the symmetry of architectural forms. He is currently undertaking a three month residency at Joya: arte + ecologia, in Spain.

View his work, City of Light - click here

As every year comes, we are more and more excited with what the CNWAP will bring to the fore. In 2014, submissions doubled on the original total – the growth of this prize is exponential. Not only building a collection of exceptional art but creating invaluable international relationships.

Read the Phenomena creative brief for the CNWAP and the BEAMS Art Festival for 2015

click here

To read the Phenomena creative brief for the CNWAP and the BEAMS Art Festival for 2015 - Click Here

 
 
 
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OF THE CHIPPENDALE CREATIVE PRECINCT
 

The Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) is a non-profit organisation established in 2010, founded to promote Chippendale as a creative cluster and cultural hub. We are bringing Chippendale into the new era, the new economy and the new world, through initiatives designed to enhance the synergy of the local creative community, generate economic growth and provide inspiration through the arts in an urban environment.

Founder and President of the CCP, Nicky Ginsberg (of NG Art Gallery), alongside the CCP Board, warmly invite creative businesses and individuals to join us to support and promote creativity in Chippendale.

Are you an artist? culinary genius? fashion designer? bespoke crafter? artisan baker? hologrammist? architect? furniture supplier? production company? animator? General creative contemplator? We would love for you to advance your business through the CCP with our networking events, university partnerships, member benefits and many other exciting opportunities to come.

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